Rotisserie Chicken Gyro

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PREP TIME

10 min

Makes

6 servings

* PLUS Cooking time: 5 minutes
Rotisserie Chicken Gyro

Photo: Maya Visnyei

In this easy and kid-friendly chicken gyro recipe, storebought rotisserie chicken is transformed by sautéeing it quickly with garlic and herbs.


Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced white onion
  • 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • pinch salt
  • pinch black pepper
  • pinch granulated sugar
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp chopped garlic
  • 4 tsp chopped oregano , divided
  • 4 cups shredded roast chicken , or rotisserie chicken
  • 1/2 English cucumber , cut in half lengthwise, then on the bias into half moons
  • 4 cocktail tomatoes , cut into sixths
  • 6 8-in. pitas
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup crumbled Greek feta

Instructions

  • Combine onion with vinegar, salt, pepper and sugar in a medium bowl and toss to coat. Set aside.
  • Heat 2 tbsp olive oil, garlic and 3 tsp oregano in a frying pan over medium-low for 1 min or until fragrant. Add chicken and toss for 2 min or until chicken is warm and coated with oil.
  • Add cucumber, tomato, remaining 1 tbsp olive oil and 1 tsp oregano to onion mixture and toss to combine.
  • Warm pitas in the oven or microwave.
  • To serve, spread pitas with Greek yogurt and top with chicken, cucumber salad and a sprinkle of feta. Fold or roll up to eat.

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 422,
  • Protein
  • 29 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 39 g,
  • Fat
  • 16 g,
  • Fibre
  • 2 g,
  • Sodium
  • 662 mg.

Tip:

If the shredded chicken seems a bit dry, add a little sodium-free chicken stock to the pan after sautéeing.

Originally published in the Today’s Parent March 2014 issue.